~ 5th of Evening Star, 4E 227 ~ I hiked out yesterday to find a suitable tree to chop down, and spent the morning doing so. I spent the rest of the afternoon dragging three sections of the tree back to our cabin on the hill. It sounds funny to me to say 'our' cabin, when it's just me now. But it really is, and always will be, our cabin. The early morning light is beautiful right now. My mother loved this time of the day. She always said every morning is a fresh start. I suppose I should try to remember that. Perhaps this morning is the fresh start I need. Today I'm finishing off the last of my venison from a kill a few weeks ago. I have salmon jerky that I can eat, but I much prefer the taste of elk and deer. So with any luck I'll finish this day with a fresh kill to go with my fresh start. I haven't seen any game near our cabin in some time now, so I'll probably need to head east again like I did for my last kill. A bear is known to roam in that area, though. I'll need to stay alert.